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Two Arrested After Officers Find Shake and Bake Meth Lab

Two Are Arrested After Officers Find Shake and Bake Meth Lab
Posted at 2:19 PM, Jun 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-16 14:47:48-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA. (WTXL) - Officer arrested two people after being dispatched to what they called a "shake and bake" meth lab.

Valdosta Police officers were called to the apartment complex at 1616 E. Monroe Street Monday in reference to a white male outside the apartments, shaking a plastic bottle. 

When police arrived they found what appeared to be a “shake and bake” method of methamphetamine production.

According to the Associated Press, "Shake and bake" is a method of combining chemicals in a bottle and shaking the bottle until the meth is formed.

Officers arrested 39 year old Michael Adkins for possession of meth and manufacturing of meth and 34 year old Joel Marme for possession of meth and possession of substances for the manufacturing of meth.

The nearby apartments were evacuated as the Valdosta Fire Department responded.  Detectives from both VPD Narcotics Unit and LCSO Narcotics Unit responded to the scene.  The “lab” was properly dismantled and several pieces of evidence showing meth production were located. 

Both Adkins and Marme were transported to the Lowndes County Jail.